Summer Research Program 2019

Political Science and International Relations | Summer Research Program 2019


Summer Research Program aims to develop research skills of students from the Political Science and International Relations department. The program aims to develop technical skills of students by working in research projects of faculty members. There will be different project options and the students will be able to develop their research skills by taking active part in these research projects. Faculty members can develop new projects for the Summer Research Program or recruit students for their ongoing research projects.

Enrollment in the Summer Research Program is free. Researchers will not be provided free accommodation or food for the duration of the program. Students are also responsible for their own health insurance. The program is not part of the regular summer school of Bogazici University and there will be no grade or credit gained by participating in this program. The dates indicated below may be flexible and you may arrange both the location of work and timing with the Project coordinator.


Project information


Project 1

Project title: Authoritarian Reactions to Foreign Relief

Faculty member: Bann Seng Tan

Requirements: minimum 3.0 GPA

Job description: Ability to carry out web based research and newspaper 

archival search. You will use a search engine ( ) and do data entry using a basic text  editor (Notepad). Please be prepared to commit for the duration of project. You should not apply if you are traveling outside the country 

during this period. You may apply if you are also taking summer class at the same time. Students who are already working with me on this project during the regular semester do not need to apply for this 

summer project.

Dates: 17.06.2019- 31.07.2019

Number of researchers: 10


Project 2

Project Title: Tracking media coverage of election results in Turkey: 2018 to 2019

Faculty member: Selcan Kaynak

Requirements: Pols majors, 3rd year and above will be accepted.

Although physical presence through the duration of the project is not necessary, a commitment to completing the assigned tasks until the finish date is expected.

Job description: Literature and media review, preparing extended bibliographies.

Dates: 17.06.2019 - 16.08.2019

Number of researchers: 2

Project 3


Project Title: Rising autocrats: Brasil, Hungary, India, Turkey, and the US

Faculty member: Murat Akan

Requirements: POLS 215.

Job description: newspaper research on one of the countries

Dates: any 2 weeks between June 24th and July 19th

Number of researchers: 5

Project 4

Project Title: Citizenship and Migration in Greece, Spain and Italy

Faculty member: Zeynep Kadirbeyoglu

Requirements: Knowledge of the relevant language will be an advantage.

Job description: Academic literature review and web-based research

Dates: Flexible

Number of researchers: 3


Project 5

Project Title: Dispute resolution among locals and migrants: The case of  

Faculty member: Mine Eder

Requirements: Pols majors, 3rd year and above, 3.0 GPA

Job description: Literature and media review, preparing extended

bibliographies, learning content analysis techniques and methods and

using them. (Although physical presence through the duration of the project is not

necessary, a commitment to completing the assigned tasks until the

finish date is expected.)

Dates: 01.07. 2019 - 16.08.2019.

Number of researchers: 1



Application Procedure

Applicants should submit an unofficial transcript, CV and a short motivation letter before May 31 (5pm) to the department Office in IB (IB 5th floor). On top of your letter please indicate the Project number, title and name of the instructor who is carrying it out.


Selected students will be contacted for an interview with the project coordinator.